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Forum: Sold Items 06-29-2014, 08:20 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: Pentax K-5ii+F 35-70+F 80-200+Extras
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
bump for price drop: 600 shipped! What what!!! Dang that's cheap!
Forum: Sold Items 06-23-2014, 06:18 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: Pentax K-5ii+F 35-70+F 80-200+Extras
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
bumpy bumpy
Forum: Sold Items 06-20-2014, 10:47 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: Pentax K-5ii+F 35-70+F 80-200+Extras
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
According to myshuttercount.com, there are 11,040 acctuations: http://www.myshuttercount.com/Query?p=ad604168d56fe546.

And according to the Pentax K-5ii review here, the shutter is rated for at least 100,000 clicks. So there's lots of life left.

As for the F lenses, if you check the lenses reviews here, you'll see that the F series lenses, these two specifically are MUCH sharper than the DA "kit" lenses or other comparable lenses. Not as sharp as the DA* or the prime DA's, but much sharper than the DA 18-55 and DA 50/55-200/300.
Forum: Sold Items 06-20-2014, 10:33 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: Pentax K-5ii+F 35-70+F 80-200+Extras
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
That's a good question. Is there an easy way to find that out?
Forum: Sold Items 06-20-2014, 09:32 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: Pentax K-5ii+F 35-70+F 80-200+Extras
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 6
Views: 1,501
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
FS: Pentax K-5ii+F 35-70+F 80-200+Extras

Asking Price
600.00 USD

Item Location
St. George, UT (United States)

Item Description
FS: Pentax K-5ii + F 35-70 Macro + F 80-200 + Wasabi battery + Battery Grip

I'm moving to a Canon full-frame system. I hung onto my Pentax system for a few months just to see if I would use it. Well, I haven't. For the past couple months, this has been stored in its original box.

To the details:

I bought this Pentax K-5ii new last July 2013 for our trip to Disney. It performed flawlessly. The high-ISO performance allowed me to take pics in nearly dark conditions/rides.

This is in "Like New" condition. No scratches on LCD or viewfinder. This works just like new.

Includes a great copy of an F 35-70 Macro lens. No dust, fungus, or haze. Includes a hood.

Includes a great copy of an F 80-200 lens. No dust, fungus, or haze. Includes a hood. Includes original box and papers.

Includes a Tiffen UV filter that fits both lenses.

Includes a 3rd party battery grip that performs like new and a Wasabi battery, so two batteries total. Even though the battery grip box says "For K-7," I assure it works with the K-5ii as well.

Includes a 3rd party remote shutter release that works from at least 100 feet, much farther range than the Pentax remote. Even though the box says "For Canon," I assure you it's for Pentax. Look at the shutter release cable: you'll see the correct connection for Pentax K-5ii.

Includes the original box, manual, software, and cables. Also includes an HDMI cable. This was fantastic: During our Disney trip, I would plug the HDMI cable into the camera, then into the tv, then play the slide show directly from the camera so we could watch the day's photos as we got ready for bed. It was awesome. Also includes the original Pentax strap that has never seen the light of day, been in the plastic the entire time. This has 11,000 shutter clicks, but it is rated for over 100,000. And even with that many clicks, this baby is "LIKE NEW," no scratches, no dings, no knicks, nothing. I take care of my stuff!

$600 shipped to your door via USPS Priority.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
included in price

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Return if items are not as described.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 05-25-2014, 08:40 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: Pentax DA 40mm Ltd. SMC
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 1
Views: 757
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
FS: Pentax DA 40mm Ltd. SMC

Asking Price
225.00 USD

Item Location
St. George, UT (United States)

Item Description
I'm making the move to full-frame, so I'm gradually selling my Pentax gear.

FS: Pentax DA 40mm f 2.8 Limited. Like new. I bought this new from a local shop 18 months ago. You'd be hard-pressed to distinguish this from new. See the pictures to verify the condition.

This is a great walk-around prime lens. In fact, last summer we took a 10-day trip to Disneworld. I had this lens and an 18-135. After 15 min. with the 18-135, I ditched the weight and bulk of it, slapped that 40mm on the K-5ii, and took 99% of my exposures with the 40mm. If you've researched this lens, believe the hype. It IS that good. The ONLY reason I'm selling is to fund the purchase of a full-frame system.

Includes lens (of course), pouch, hood, front and rear cap, original box, and all paperwork.

$225 via paypal shipped to your door via USPS 2-3 Priority (have it in time for next weekend's trip/shoot).

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Mint

Shipping Destinations
North America

Shipping Charge
Included in price

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
If product not as described, return it for refund.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Sold Items 05-13-2014, 02:09 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 70mm f2.4 Limited
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 2
Views: 822
pm responded to.
Forum: Sold Items 05-12-2014, 04:22 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DA 70mm f2.4 Limited
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 2
Views: 822
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax DA 70mm f2.4 Limited

Asking Price
375.00 USD

Item Location
St. George, UT (United States)

Item Description
FS: Pentax DA 70mm f2.4 Limited

I'm making the move to full-frame and need to fund the purchase of a body and lens.

This is my favorite lens, the one I use most often, but alas, also my most valuable lens.

It is in mint condition. I bought it used here, and I have loved and cared for it always. It would be hard to tell this one from a new one. Everything works as it should, no dust or fungus or oil. It includes the box, paperwork, genuine Pentax leather pouch, hood, original front and rear caps, and the lens itself of course.

$375 plus $15 for shipping=$390 to your door paid via paypal.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Mint

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
15.00

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details

If you find something wrong with this lens, you have 7 days to return it upon receiving it.


Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/24-photographic-equipment-sale/256808-sal...#ixzz31YBc0DeN

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

---------- Post added 05-13-14 at 06:28 AM ----------

bump for price drop. price for rapid sale.
Forum: Sold Items 05-11-2014, 10:02 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K200D + DAL 18-55, 50-200, Lowepro bag
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 0
Views: 1,279
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
FS: Pentax K200D + DAL 18-55, 50-200, Lowepro bag

Asking Price
225.00 USD

Item Location
St. George, UT (United States)

Item Description
FS: Pentax K200D with two lenses DAL 18-55 and DAL 50-200 plus a Lowepro bag that holds the DSLR and both lenses: the bag can also hold spare batteries and sdhc cards. This was my DSLR kit for the longest time. Currently my daughter has been using this in her photography class, but she's not into photography as I hoped she might be. So I gotta make room for it.

Specifications:
Year introduced
2008 Mount
KAF2 (without coupling for aperture ring) Sensor
10.2 MP CCD Image size
15.8 x 23.6 mm Color Depth
3 x 12 bit (RAW) Dust removal / alert
Yes / Yes Pixel mapping
Yes Meter range
0 to 21 EV Meter pattern
m (16 segments) c s ISO range (expanded)
100 - 1600 Expanded dynamic range
Yes, highlight Exposure modes
AutoPict., SCN, P, Sv, Av, Tv, M, B Restrictions
Exposure modes with M and K lenses are restricted to Av (with aperture always wide open) and M Program modes
Normal, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night-scene Portrait Scene Modes
8: Night Scene, Surf and Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum Exposure compensation
+/-3 EV Exposure lock
Yes Shutter speeds (auto)
30s - 1/4000s (stepless) Shutter speeds (manual)
B, 30s - 1/4000s Mirror lock-up
Yes Self timer
Yes / No Continuous shooting
Hi: 2.8 fps up to 4 frames (JPG and RAW)
Lo: 1.1 fps until card is full (JPG), up tp 4 frames (RAW) Shake reduction
Yes Auto bracketing
Yes (3 frames) HDR mode
No Multiple exposures
No Built-in flash
Yes, GN 13 (ISO 100/m) TTL flash
No P-TTL flash
Yes Sync speed
1/180s Flash exposure comp
-2 to 1 EV Flash modes
Wireless, High-speed, Contrast control Autofocus
Yes (SAFOX VIII, 11 focus points) Autofocus sensitivity
-1 to 18 EV Autofocus with SDM
Yes AF Assist
Yes, stroboscopic flash Front/Back focus corr
No Power zoom
No Lens correction
No Viewfinder
0.86x, 95% Viewfinder type
Pentamirror Diopter adjustment
-2.5 to +1.5 AF Points in viewfinder
Yes Exchangeable screen
No Depth of field preview
Yes Digital preview
Yes (with image magnificaion) Live view
No
Video/Movie Mode
No Movie mode restrictions
Not applicable Sound in Movie mode
Not applicable Camera controls
1 control wheel. Most functions accessed through menus Custom Functions
23 File format
DNG, PEF, JPG Memory card type
SD, SDHC Tethering
No Back LCD
2.7 in. 230,000 pix Top LCD
Yes Weather resistant
Yes Battery
4 x AA Battery grip
D-BG3 with 4x AA Size (W x H x D)
133.5 x 95 x 74 mm Weight
630 g Latest firmware
Version 1.01

Read more at: Pentax K200D - Pentax K-mount DSLRs - Pentax Camera Reviews and Specifications

Here's a link to a great review: Pentax K200D - Pentax K-mount DSLRs - Pentax Camera Reviews and Specifications

I bought this camera new in 2008 at a camera shop in Dallas, TX. In the move to St. George, I guess the original boxes and manuals got lost, so I don't have the original box. But you can download the manual here. Support & Service | RICOH IMAGING

So I'm the original owner. This camera is in fantastic condition. 9/10 easy. Paypal accepted, shipping via USPS. Paypal fees and shipping included in the price.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Like New

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
included in price

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
You'll be pleased with this and find no reason to return it.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

---------- Post added 05-11-14 at 05:28 PM ----------

Oh, I also have a Pentax Remote Control F that is in good shape that I can include.

---------- Post added 05-11-14 at 05:31 PM ----------

I also have a genuine Pentax F remote control.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 04-15-2014, 12:02 PM  
Canon equivalent of Pentax Forums?
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 3
Views: 1,158
Ok, so there is no equivalent to this place. However, if I was looking for a reputable forum on the same level as this one but for Canons, where would I go?

Thanks.
Forum: Pentax K-5 04-08-2014, 11:51 AM  
All K-5iis pictures a little underexposed? Is the S-type focusing screen the problem?
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Yes, since moving to the K-5ii and using LR5 and shooting in RAW always, I have gone to setting my EV at +0, or no compensation. Occassionally, I might bump it to +3 but never over that. As you mention, I'd rather the shot was underexposed and compensate in LR5 then to overexpose, for which there is little fix.
Forum: Pentax K-5 04-07-2014, 09:37 AM  
All K-5iis pictures a little underexposed? Is the S-type focusing screen the problem?
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
My K200D underexposed as well. After some research, it seemed that the general consensus was that Pentax generally/usually underexposes by a stop or two: Setting EV to +3 or +7 counters this tendency. So on my K200D I set EV to +3. On my K-5ii, EV set to +3 nearly always.
Forum: General Talk 03-21-2014, 10:48 AM  
Photog-related word that begins with "G"
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 15
Views: 1,488
Alright, so I'm building a brand, branding myself, starting a new youtube channel, maybe likely a blog as well. I mean, everyone's doing it, right? So I have 2/3 of my brand put together, guns and guitars. I want to work photography in there, but I'm not sure how. In my mind, I envision it was "Guns, Guitars, ____________ {with this last one referencing photography but I'm not sure how to do that. Y'all got any tips? Maybe Guns, Guitars, 'Graphy? Meh, that sounds a bit hinky.

What about "Shooter's Paradise"? That takes care of both? Maybe? I gots to give it more thought maybe.
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-05-2014, 11:51 AM  
K5+? for vegas trip
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 58
Views: 4,624
Great shots. I knew you'd love that bag. I love, LOVE mine.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-03-2014, 06:13 PM  
Why Leica? Why the price tag?
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 51
Views: 4,429
This may be the best answer thus far. Rolex does the same thing a Casio does. GM makes the same truck Chevy does. Ok, actually I'd buy the Chevy if I had to. Hyundai makes the same car Kia does. For that matter, Yugo makes a vehicle with a motor and tires the same as BMW does.

Or maybe they're not the same. There's something to be said for refinement.

Now, would I spend my $8,000 on a Leica? Heck no! But I could easily spend $8,000 on a full frame Canon and some super, super nice glass. And you know what? My pics would prolly still look like snap shots. Or maybe they wouldn't!

After reading your responses to your original post, it seems like you're being anti-elitist, or hipster-snobbish. In other words, I'm not sure I understand the point of your OP and your subsequent responses to, what seem to me, legitimate responses. If you complain about not giving answers to your questions, it seems like your only response to disliking/hating the Leica is that you don't understand the need to spend $8,000 on a camera. To which I say, until you've shot one, it's difficult to encapsulate the experience. And yes, digirev seemed torn, but he also seemed super concerned about the price tag too.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-03-2014, 06:04 PM  
Buying my first Pentax camera soon - details inside!
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Maybe I did get a bad copy or maybe it needed adjustment. I live in southern Utah, visit Vegas frequently, never had the lens fog until we went to Orlando. I'm sure I didn't properly secure it or stow it considering the extreme conditions, but that's what happened and it frustrated me to no end.



Thanks for the input. As for sending the lens to Pentax, I sold that thing as quick as I could. I'm certain, I absolutely agree with you that the 18-135 is better at 24mm than the DA 40mm Ltd. (not the XS one, btw)!. I mean, I'm 100% certain that you are correct in that assertion. As to anything shot at 40mm, there's NO way you could EVER convince that the 18-135 is better at 40mm than the DA 40mm Ltd. is better at 40mm. No way! I don't care what Photozone tells you, or me, or anyone else. But if you're trying to convince that such a wide zoom as the 18-135 is better at 40mm than the DA 40mm Ltd.? I just don't agree. Now, the DA* 16-50? Maybe.

Also, when 97% of the responses to this thread say, "Get the 18-135," that seems pretty automatic. The OP asked for input. I gave an opinion and advice that was totally contrary to what everyone else said, which is part of the reason I gave my $0.02. Take it with a grain of salt. BUT for MY money, I'd rather spend $400 to pick up the DA 40mm Ltd. AND have $150 left over for a bag or whatever than to buy the 18-135. In fact, that's what I'd do all over again. Rather, if I could do it again, I'd straight up get the 40mm and skip the 18-135. In facts, I'll prolly never re-buy that lens (18-135) again. I have NO regrets for selling it.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-03-2014, 11:47 AM  
Upgrade path: K5II? IIs? K3?
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 7
Views: 2,178
Last year, I upgraded from a K200D to the K-5ii. I couldn't be happier with my choice. I will upgrade to the K-3 in a couple years, no matter what comes out between now and then.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-03-2014, 11:36 AM  
Buying my first Pentax camera soon - details inside!
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 30
Views: 3,103
Ok, so I went through the process of upgrading last year in anticipation of a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. 10 days, wife, 4 kids, wife's parents. I had a K200D, but we budgeted an upgrade to the K-5ii as part of the cost of the trip. So this was my kit at WDW, and I'll kind of review things as I list them.

1. Pentax K-5ii. What can be said about this that hasn't already been said? Great at near-dark/pitch-black levels. This was the perfect travel camera for me. I slapped the DA 40 on there, set the mode to Av to control dof, shot in JPEG cuz I knew I'd be shooting a lot. In fact, I shot 3,300 images. Yikes! One awesome thing: I bought a mini-usb to hdmi connector, and I believe the K-5ii comes with the mini-usb to rca connectors (or maybe I bought those too). At night, after the day in the park/s, as we cleaned up and were exhausted, I plugged the camera into the tv and began the slide show of the day's shots. It was a great way to relax without the distraction of the TV, and it was a great way to relive the moments of the day.

2. DA 18-135. Hated HATED this lens for several reasons. 1. It's freaking huge! 2. It's freaking heavy. 3. It's not sharp in most shooting circumstances. Even outside with ISO to 80 and aperture above 7 or 8, it was still not as sharp as the DA 40. 4. In the hot, humid environment of FL, we left the hotel around 8am (it was already quite warm and muggy), jumped on a cold, air-conditioned bus for a 30 min. ride to the park, got out, unzipped the bag with the 18-135 to snap shots as we enter the park, the darn thing would be fogged over. Switch to the DA 40, no fog, no problems. That 18-135 would take HOURS to defog. I don't know if it's all the glass and elements or what, but it was super-frustrating, especially for a $400 lens that is supposed to be WR. I sold the 18-135 as soon as we got home.

3. DA 40mm Ltd. LOVE this lens. This stayed on my camera 95% of the time for several reasons: 1. It's light. 2. It's super-compact. 3. It's sharp, much much much sharper than the 18-135 even using the exact same camera settings. Of course, it won't get as wide as the 18-135. But when I wanted something zoomed in, this lens was so sharp that I could zoom in during post-production. In fact, the 40mm zoomed in/cropped was much much much sharper than the 18-135 non/cropped.

4. Clik-Elite Probody Sport. I love, LOVE this bag. Comfortable straps, the waist strap really helps support the load. Integrated hydration bladder meant always having water and NOT paying $7 for a bottle of water. The bladder never sweated into the storage compartments. Plenty of room for my lenses, batteries, and sdhc cards. I had a local shoe repair shop sew daisy-chains to the shoulder straps. I used a Think Tank backpack camera mounts, and that was super-awesome: camera always right at my chest. I didn't have to have it in my hand all the time. It was evenly supported across both straps, so I never felt the weight of the camera, unlike a messenger bag or sling strap (both of which I have, and my neck begins to hurt after an hour).

5. Extra non-OEM battery that I purchased from China off ebay. This functioned great. Never let me down. Always charged both batteries at night. I didn't shoot too many videos, but when I did shoot video, the video really drained the batteries (both the Pentax OEM and this Chinese one).

6. Several hdsc cards, two 32gb cards.

So I go against the others here who automatically suggest the 18-135. For the price, I think there are better lenses. Maybe none are so flexible as the 18-135, but none so soft either. I recommend the DA 40mm Ltd. A few months ago, I added the F 35-70 and F 80-200 to my bag. These replaced the 18-135 as well as the "kit" 18-55 and 50-200. I found that I rarely shot wider than 35mm, or 40mm actually, and I really hated the shots at 18mm. These specific F lenses are nearly as sharp as the DA* lenses when stopped down 2-3 stops with moderately low iso. In other words, I would pit these two particular F lenses against my DA 40mm LTD and DA 70mm LTD and any DA* lens when shooting outside on a bright day with a low ISO, small aperture, and high shutter speed. And for the price? What a bargain!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-03-2014, 10:59 AM  
Why Leica? Why the price tag?
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 51
Views: 4,429
As an English professor making a paltry ~$55,000/year, would I buy a Leica M_____? No, I could not justify that cost. As the winner of a $300,000,000.00 powerball lotto winner, would I buy a Leica M____? You're gawd dam right I would.

With unlimited funds comes unlimited fun!

Would it be "better" than my K-5ii? No. Would it be "different"? Yes.

Watch Digital Rev's review of the Leica on youtube, and you'll see what I mean.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-26-2014, 11:37 AM  
Travel Disney's Magic Kingdom
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
We went to WDW last summer. 10 days, 8 people (wife, me, 4 kids, 2 grandparents), stayed at All-Stars, airfare from Vegas to WDW plus transport from airport to hotel, 8 days in various parks, 2 days "off"..........$12,000!!! BUT our oldest is 16, youngest was 8, and we will all remember this for the rest of our lives. Can't put a price-tag on memories and (mostly) family fun...or so my wife says. At the very least, I was able to upgrade from K200D to K-5ii. I took 3,300 images! It was a b*tch narrowing and cutting and editing those. They were all jpeg, though. Thank goodness I didn't shoot raw and have to process all those.

Edited to say: Nice pics! I don't remember seeing this attraction.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-25-2014, 12:52 PM  
Nikon D4s high iso is 409,600
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 46
Views: 6,404
THIS!!! To a point. It's kind of like golf equipment: Golf equipment manufacturers brag about "longer" irons, but what they don't say is often their loft numbers misrepresent the facts. Golf iron manufacturers brag about long irons, but really they only adjust the loft of each iron to make it stronger. In essence, Iron A's 6 iron isn't really longer than Iron B's 6 iron, but through tweaking of numbers (loft), suddenly Iron A's 6 iron IS longer because it's loft is now equivalent to a 4 or 5 iron. So yes, Iron A's 6 iron IS longer than Iron B's 6i because Iron A is really a 4 iron, so of course it will be longer.

The same holds true for camera companies, and many other consumer products as well. "New and improved" often isn't.
Forum: Sold Items 02-16-2014, 09:58 AM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: Pentax Optio RX-18 $65 shipped
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 0
Views: 922
PentaxForums.com Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
FS: Pentax Optio RX-18 $65 shipped

Asking Price
65.00 USD

Item Location
St. George, UT (United States)

Item Description
FS: Pentax RX18 $65 shipped to your door.

See the photos. This camera is in mint condition. I got this for Christmas from my mother; apparently, she didn't get the memo that I had recently upgraded to a K-5ii. My New Year's resolution for 2014, or one of them anyway, is to get rid of material possessions that I know longer use.

I've used this camera once or twice, and it handles very well. Easy to point and shoot. Fantastic 16 megapixel images. Great video. My mom also got each of my 4 kids these cameras (yes, she bought 5!). My kids, ages 15-6, love their cameras. They document their lives and their community, the things they see going on. They take them to school and document classtime and such; because they do that, I know this camera model is well-built and can take some abuse.

The box and everything in it are in New condition. I felt compelled to list it as mint and not new because, in reality, I have used this a handful of times, so it's not really "New." But this is so new, that it is suitable for gifting, or giving to someone as a gift.

$65 is negotiable. Really, I just want to get $50 total. So the $65 accounts for paypal fees and USPS 2-3 Day Priority shipping.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Mint

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
included in price

Shipping Services
USPS Priority

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No Returns. This thing is in mint condition and includes all items you would get in a box that looks brand new. You won't be disappointed but I'm not waiting around for you to have send your money back.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 02-14-2014, 10:50 AM  
How to turn a Pelican case into a camera gear case?
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 9
Views: 4,149
You could also get a cigar humidor humifidier/dehumifidier or an acoustic guitar device.

As for cutting the foam, I use an electric knife. Easy, like butter, and I already have one for Thanksgiving turkeys.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-14-2014, 10:41 AM  
K5+? for vegas trip
Posted By tele_pathic
Replies: 58
Views: 4,624
As for bags, I have a Tamrac Rally 5 messenger bag that I love, LOVE: Amazon.com: Tamrac 3445 Rally 5 Camera/Netbook/iPad Bag (Brown/Tan): Camera & Photo It holds my k-5ii, DA 40mm Ltd., DA 70mm Ltd., an FA 35-70, an FA 80-210. There's another pocket where I keep my blower with some extra space. It could hold a speedlight (if I had a speedlight). Behind all this, there's an interior pocket that holds my owner's manual and lensbrushes. It can also hold my kindle if I know I'm going somewhere where there might be a waittime. There's an open pocket on the back, but I rarely put stuff in there because it's open and I'm afraid I might lose it. On the front, there's a zippered pocket that holds an sdhc card wallet, a remote, I can stuff my wallet in there too. On both sides, there's an elastic-y water bottle holder pockets. It holds a lot of stuff, yet it is still compact enough and light enough to carry all night. Also, it's pretty highly configurable. The inserts have very strong Velcro to move and configure as you wish. Finally, it's inexpensive and kinda doesn't look like a camera bag.

I wouldn't use a rapid-strap kind of sling in Vegas; I'd be too paranoid about bumping into things or people.

Finally, you SAY you might not need fast glass because you can bump the ISO up. And that's true...to a certain extent. You may be over-estimating the amount of light in casinos. That is, for a hand-held shot that doesn't offend patrons or draw ire from security, I often bump my ISO to 3200 with a wide aperture so I can use a fast-ish shutter speed: Then I frame/compose in my mind's eye, whip the camera out of the bag real quick, shoot, stow it real quick. Outside, I may have more time to compose, but if I want a street-photog kind of shot, it takes fast glass and fast action.

And not to threadjack, but Birddude, I have almost the exact same shot of the Wynn (you're first photo) and wished I could have made it down to where you took the second photo of the Wynn. We just didn't have time.
Forum: Pentax K-5 02-13-2014, 10:14 AM  
K5+? for vegas trip
Posted By tele_pathic
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1. The 18-135 is NOT compact. And I'd say the IQ is lacking.
2. For me, Vegas demands a fast, compact lens, something I can discreetly use in the casinos (compactness and fast) and on the street for night photography (fast!).

However, when I go to Vegas, fun, good-times, and gambling are priority one, photog is priority 2 or 3. If you are going for fun, something light, compact, deployable fast, and fast glass should be a priority. If you are going for photog/to build your portfolio, you may have a different priority. The last time I was in Vegas and decided to carry my camera all night, I attached my DA 40mm Ltd. and felt that was perfect. If I had the money, I would like to get the DA 35mm Macro: I think this would be great in Vegas. YMMV. Finally, I don't carry for ultra-wide like the 15mm, but I would definitely like the DA 21mm Ltd. Only problem? It's not particularly fast for night/neon shots in Vegas unless you're carrying a tripod, and it's not fast enough for inside the casino shots.
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